May 25, 2010

200th Post Party & Giveaway!

I am ten posts away from my 200th post! I feel like my 100th was just yesterday! I guess blog time is just as relative as real time. Since I sort of sauntered by my 100th with very little official celebration, I thought I would take advantage of my 200th post to really party it up, blog style.




And guess who's invited to the party?

I would totally have a real party here in Madrid and invite all of you, but my apartment is kind of small and my roommates aren't that friendly, so you'll have to make do with a more virtual celebration.

I could never have made it to 200 posts without all the support and kind words of my wonderful, wonderful followers, so I thought to celebrate I would give a little something back to you guys for sticking by me through the first 200. I've never done a real giveaway (unless you count my downloadable Rome 2010 Calender - which is still available, btw), so I thought that this time I would go all out.

In honor of my 200th post, I'll be doing a 

Not one, not two, but three lucky readers can win! 

And to honor the pseudo-crafty direction that The World Is My Oyster has taken since it's 100th post, I thought I'd give away some of my recent creations. Here are the prizes, in no particular order:

  • A floating solitary pearl necklace:

{necklace is approx. 15 inches long, and the pearl sits right above the collar bone}

  • A pair of lace and ribbon bow earrings:

{earrings are approx. 2.5 inches long}

  • And lastly, this fabric flower brooch:

{brooch approx. 7 inches long and 3 inches wide - it's a biggie!}

I've pinned it to a plain black three-quarter sleeves shirt, 
to show you one possible option for styling it,
but you could really pin it on anything - a t-shirt, a tote, a purse, a big belt - the possibilities are endless!

If I'd had more time, I would have paired up with someone with a cute etsy shop, but this whole 200 posts thing sort of snuck up on me and I didn't have time to organize anything professional, so you'll have to settle for my home-made goods :)

Giveaway Rules:
  • Be a follower of The World Is My Oyster
  • Leave me a comment telling me which prize you like best
(but make sure to tell me your second and third choices as well, 
in case all three winners happen to have the same first choices)

That's it! Easy as pie!

The giveaway will be open until midnight of the day I publish my 200th post - in ten days or so - when we get closer to the day I'll let you know. And since I'll be shipping from Madrid, it is obviously open to international readers.



Sam said...

Congrats on almost 200 posts! I'm 8 away from my 200th :) Maybe I should do a giveaway too? I've always wanted to do one, just don't know what to give away!

I love all 3 but it I had to pick an order it would be 1)brooch 2)necklace 3)earrings


Whitney said...

Yay for a giveaway!

My choices would be 1) the brooch 2) necklace and 3) the earrings.

Congrats on being so close to 200 posts!

Julia said...

Julia, I'm loving all the pieces! I don't think I can choose, but if I must 1. brooch 2. necklace 3. earrings. However, all are just beautiful! Congrats on making it to 200!

Crystal said...

Hi! Love your blog and love your crafty things even more!
1. Necklace
2. Brooch
3. Earrings

Congrats on hitting 200 posts!

J. said...

Congratulations on post 200! :) What GREAT giveaways, too... I think my order is:

Bree said...

yay for 200! I like them in the order they're in; necklace, earrings, and brooch :)

leigh ashley said...

congrats my friend!! i love reading your blog! and you are always so super crafty... all your creations are gorgeous! if you make me rank them though, i'd say 1. necklace, 2. earrings, 3. brooch.


No One Reads The Copy said...

So hard to choose!! If I had to pick just one, I'd say the necklace :)

You are soo talented!!

Amanda said...

Congrats! :) I love milestones! I'd probably say, 1) necklace 2) earrings 3) brooch!

Lauren said...

Congrats!!! I´d say: 1) definitely the brooch....its too cute 2)necklace 3) earrings

Mrs. Dontje said...

yay! congrats!! i love that necklace so that's definitely numero uno!! then the brooch then earrings!!

Maressa said...

Wow, congratulations! :) You make beautiful pieces. I love them in the order that they're in as well: necklace, earrings and the brooch.

Margarita said...

Congrats on 200 posts!

The necklace and the brooch both are so gorgeous!!

Amy said...

Exciting! I like the brooch, the necklace, then earrings.

Whitney said...

Congrats! Read about you on Dine and Dish.
2. brooch
3. earrings
Good luck!

Kendra said...

congrats on 200 post. ...i just got my 100th post the other day =]

cute giveaway. i love all 3 items.
1. brooch 2. ear rings 3. necklace

Kelly@Kelly's Avenue said...

Congrts on your 200th post

I am your newest follower......

Love ALL of them.......very beautiful

Congrats again and have a great weekend

Kelly@Kelly's Avenue said...

Opps sorry I didnt do it in order

1.Pearl Necklace
3.The Earrings